Manager, Player Development - Goaltending
A member of the USA Hockey goaltender coaching community since 2014, Thompson joined USA Hockey full-time as its Manager of Goaltending Development in June 2019. He is responsible for the development and management of the American goaltending program, including player development, coach development, parent education, and more.
Thompson made his international coaching debut as the goaltending coach for the U.S. Women's National Team and helped lead Team USA to a silver medal at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, a gold medal at the 2019 World Championships, and a Four Nations Cup championship in 2018. Thompson has also led Team USA on the men’s side with a Five Nations Cup Championship in 2021 as well as coaching the 2022 Hlinka-Gretzky Cup team.
Thompson's coaching career started at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he served two seasons as the program's goaltending coach, strength and conditioning coach, and director of hockey operations. He joined the staff after skating four seasons (2009-13) with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he was named the university's scholar athlete of the year his senior season. Prior to Fairbanks, he skated two seasons (2007-09) with the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL, the only Tier I junior hockey league in the United States.